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Southwest Gas Corporation - 2007 Chevy Trailblazer

8th Annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off Fundraiser Revenue - $7,952

Elko Community Investment Program - $15,000

Nevada Muleys - $7,500

Newmont Legacy Fund - $36,700

Nevada Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles - $10,000

Southwest Gas Fuel for Life - $6,586

Barrick Gold - $15,000

Community Foundation of Western Nevada - High School Giving Circle - $2,000

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) - $1,500



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NOS Funding and Programmatic Partners

We could not do any of the great work we do with out this outstanding network of partners. Please click on logos to visit our partners' web sites and learn more about their commitment to outdoor education or social responsibility.


Nevada Volunteers, known previously as the Nevada Commission for National and Community Service, serves as the Governor’s commission to administer AmeriCorps programs throughout Nevada and as the state’s information and resource center for volunteer and service efforts.
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca Field Office, is an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior, which administers 261 million surface acres of America's public lands, located primarily in 12 Western States. The BLM sustains the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. NOS partners with the BLM Winnemucca Field office to bring outdoor education, interpretive programs and volunteer projects to the Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Nevada State Parks
Nevada State Parks plans, develops and maintains a system of parks and recreation areas for the use and enjoyment of residents and visitors. The Division also preserves areas of scenic, historic and scientific significance in Nevada.

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is a Federal-aid assistance program to help States provide and maintain recreational trails for both motorized and non motorized recreational trail use. The program provides funding for all kinds of recreational trail uses, such as pedestrian uses (hiking, running, wheelchair use), bicycling, in-line skating, equestrian use, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, off-road motorcycling, all-terrain vehicle riding, four-wheel driving, or using other off-road motorized vehicles. Each state develops its own procedures to solicit projects from project sponsors, and to select projects for funding, in response to recreational trail needs within the State. For more info on the RTP please visit: http://parks.nv.gov/trails.htm 
Newmont

Newmont has been pouring gold in Nevada for nearly 50 years along a 100-mile stretch of highway in the north section of the state. Our Nevada properties operate as an integrated unit, and together, they boast the widest variety of processing methods of any gold mining complex in the world. This allows us to maximize economic recovery of gold from a wide range of ore types and grades. Operations include 14 open-pit and four underground mines and 14 processing facilities. In addition to gold, our operations produce silver and copper.

The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
The Turquoise Ridge property is located in the Potosi Mining District, about 70 kilometres northeast of Winnemucca, Nevada, on the eastern flank of the Osgood Mountains. Turquoise Ridge uses underhand cut-and-fill mining methods due to the relatively low rock quality in the ore zones. Ore is transported to Newmont’s Twin Creeks mill for processing. The refractory gold ore is treated by pressure oxidation technology and gold is recovered using conventional carbon-in-leach technology.
Nevada Division of Enviromental Protection mission is to preserve and enhance the environment of the state in order to protect public health, sustain healthy ecosystems, and contribute to a vibrant economy.
NV Energy is not only the leading source of electrical energy in Nevada, but are also highly dedicated to the communities they serve and operate in. Their continuing support to NOS has helped us grow to where we are today.

The mission of the Nevada Muley's organization (NMO) is to ensure conservation of mule deer and their habitats in Nevada. NMO is committed to the following:

  • To restore, improve and protect mule deer habitat resulting in self-sustaining and healthy deer population in Nevada.
  • To encourage and support responsible wildlife management with cooperative interactions with government agencies, private organizations and landowners in Nevada.
  • To promote public education and scientific research related to mule deer and wildlife management in Nevada.
  • To support and encourage responsible and ethical behavior and awareness of issues among those whose actions affect mule deer in Nevada.
  • Recognize licensed hunting as an important component of mule deer conservation in Nevada.
  • Educating the public about habitat conservation and the value of hunting ethics in wildlife management.
  • Support mule deer related conservation educational opportunities within the regional school system(s).
Allied Nevada
Allied Nevada Gold Corp's strategy is to utilize the expertise of our highly qualified Management team, technical and geologic strength to expand existing discoveries in our asset portfolio and, where feasible, develop these properties into producing mines or significant royalty streams. Allied Nevada conducts its exploration, development, and operating activities in a safe, profitable, and environmentally responsible manner. The key to success in these areas is to have a committed Management team and a shared common vision.
Allied Nevada
Southwest Gas provides service to more than 1.9 million customers in Arizona, California and Nevada as the local distributor of the environmental fuel of choice - natural gas.

Natural gas is the solution for tomorrow's energy challenge -- it's clean burning, efficient, and nationally abundant and an energy resource that allows you to be greener than you think.

Choose natural gas for your energy needs and help keep the sky blue and the planet green. For more than 80 years, Southwest Gas has been committed to building strong communities through employee volunteer efforts as well as social, economic and environmental initiatives.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
HCSD's geographic location continues to make the school district highly attractive for all professional positions. HCSD is a progressive public school system located in rural north central Nevada, 170 miles east of Reno, Nevada.The District serves approximately 3,500 students in 11 schools--three K-4 schools, a 5-6 middle school, 7-8 junior high, and a 9-12 high school located in the community of Winnemucca and four K-8 schools and one K-12 school in rural areas throughout Humboldt County.
APPL
APPL (Association of Partners for Public Lands) is a not-for-profit organization working to enhance the potential of its members, who are dedicated to public understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of America’s natural and cultural heritage. Through education, information, and representation, APPL promotes the vitality of its members and their programs of service and support to the agencies who oversee this nation’s public lands.
NAAEE
NAAEE is the professional association for environmental education. Their members promote professional excellence in nonformal organizations, K-12 classrooms, universities (both instructors and students), government agencies, and corporate settings throughout North America and in over 55 other countries. Since 1971, the Association has created opportunities for its members to improve their skills in creating and delivering programs and services that teach people how to think, not what to think.
PLT
PLT uses the forest as a "window" on the world to increase students' understanding of our environment; stimulate students' critical and creative thinking; develop students' ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues; and instill in students the commitment to take responsible action on behalf of the environment.
Leave No Trace Logo

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of outdoors by all people, worldwide.

Tread Lightly Logo

Tread Lightly!, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to proactively protect recreation access and opportunities in the outdoors through education and stewardship initiatives.

City of Winnemucca

City Hall is located on the corner of Melarkey and West Fourth Street in the former U.S. Post Office building. Their physical and mailing address is 90 West Fourth Street, Winnemucca, Nevada 89445.
The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) provides knowledge to trusted professionals who, with their credibility, amplify messages to national audiences to solve everyday environmental problems. Together, we generate lasting positive change.
National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with three federal agencies and 700 volunteers. On September 26, 2009, 150,000 volunteers worked at over 2,000 locations and in every state and in many U.S. territories. Now, eight federal agencies and many state and local lands participate in this annual day of caring for shared lands.
4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H began a century ago as an educational program for the nation's rural youth. Today, 4-H meets the needs of and engages young people in positive youth development experiences. 4-H is the youth development education program of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.
United Way of the Great Basin
United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra
"Working together to build a better community."
Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Friends of Nevada Wilderness is a wilderness education and advocacy group that strives to keep Nevada's wild places wild.
Friends of the Black Rock High Rock
Friends of Black Rock-High Rock helps manage the resources of the Black Rock Desert region and educates the public to foster stewardship and preserve its unique character.
Sierra Nevada Journeys
Sierra Nevada Journeys' mission is to empower youth through positive risk-taking and experiential leadership, science, and outdoor education.

Humboldt County is located in the rugged high desert region of north-central Nevada, bordered on the north by Oregon and by neighboring Nevada counties to the west, south and east. The County's 9,626 square miles offer some of the most varied, spectacular scenery in the State and a wide array of recreational opportunities.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is the college that puts university research to work—in your home, workplace or community. We're in every corner of Nevada, helping you learn parenting skills, conserve water in your garden and thrive economically.
Humboldt Development Authority is working to identify and develop economic improvement opportunities, provide recommendations concerning economic development and improvement to the governing bodies of the City of Winnemucca and Humboldt County, and to assist in the attraction, retention, expansion, and growth of business that is compatible with the interests and concerns of the residents of Winnemucca and Humboldt County.
Safe Haven Zoo
Lander County School District is located in beautiful Battle Mountain and Austin, Nevada, two small communities nestled between several mountain ranges in northeastern Nevada. Their K-12 public school district has an enrollment of approximately 1,300 students and offers comprehensive curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular programs through two high schools.  Their district is renowned for its hospitality and for producing outstanding academic and activity performance. All teachers continue working on curriculum, exhibiting curriculum on the Internet for parents and others to review, and planning assessment, which will measure the success of these efforts.
The Wells Family Resource Center exists to provide an open center to meet the needs of children/parents/families. The Wells community has no other open forum where they can go to seek assistance, help, support or referral to other resources. In addition, the Wells Family Resource Center’s After School Connection program for elementary age children operates four days a week throughout the school year, giving children a safe and fun environment with a variety of different activities. “Steps for Success” is a new program intended to prepare 4- and 5-year-olds for kindergarten. “Early Steps to Learning” helps 2- and 3-year-olds with peer socialization, improves language and communication skills and provides a smooth separation from parents into an environment that supports children’s learning through their natural instinct of exploration. They are located at 1st Street, Wells, NV 89835. (775) 752-2345
Senior Citizens of Humboldt County Inc.’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for those 60 years and older, and those with disabilities by ~promoting independent living ~enriching lives through social programs and ~enabling long life with dignity. We offer two nutrition programs, the congregate meal program on site, and the meal on wheels program. We also provide the only public transport program in Humboldt County - the senior and disabled transport program (in ADA approved, and handicapped accessible buses). We also partner with CARELaw and provide donation supported (no fee) legal services. We partner with RSVP to provide the resistance health training program, home companion program, and transport outside the bus routes, telephone check-in's and lifeline program. Our social programs include bingo, cards, chess club, active mind games, free skype and Internet access, craft room, painting, trips and tours, music and theater performances. In partnership with AmeriCorps we provide SHIP program volunteers to assist with Medicare, Medicaid, social security and other federal and state supported programs for the aging.
The Winnemucca Ministerial Association manages the Winnemucca Food Bank, Thrift Store and Soup Kitchen. The Food Bank provides emergency food to individuals and families in crisis situations, as well as, supplemental food to low income individuals and families. The Thrift Store provides clothing and household items free of charge to those in need and unable to pay. It also, provides an income source to help support the Food Bank. The Soup Kitchen provides four hot meals per week for individuals in need at no cost to them, no questions asked.
As a community garden, we provide members of the community all the resources needed to grow their own fresh, organic fruits and vegetables free of charge: land, water, seeds, compost, tools, and guidance. To cultivate a beautiful garden where the community can gather, grow, and celebrate nature.

Pershing County Senior Center - Seniors Meet and Eat.

Communities in Schools - Northeastern Nevada We build a community of support for children by embedding resources they need within their school.

Boys and Girls Clubs - of Elko Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is a volunteer, non-profit 501(C)(3) organization established in 1981 to plan, construct, and maintain the Tahoe Rim Trail. This 165-mile, twenty-four inch, single-track trail is open to hiking, equestrians, and mountain biking (in most areas).
The Gear to Grow Program allows outdoor retailers and manufacturers to donate gear for a tax deduction and for the benefit of educating the public and getting more people involved in outdoor recreation. Simply put, we broker gear between the donors and organizations getting people involved in the outdoors.
Elko County is the 4th largest county in the contiguous United States. Totaling 17,203 square miles, Elko County provides vast recreational opportunities and scenic sites including the beautiful Ruby Mountains.